Niagara Police get $192,000 from Province to boost video surveillance

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Published September 15, 2023 at 12:07 pm

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The Niagara Police will now have an even larger eye on crime as a $192,275 grant from the Province will allow them to expand their video surveillance through the region.

The police have already said they plan to install new or additional CCTV surveillance cameras in areas where gun and gang violence, illegal drug activity, and human trafficking are prevalent.

Niagara Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch made it clear that his force will gladly take the help.

“The Niagara Regional Police Service welcomes this investment as we continue to leverage and expand resources within our Real Time Operations Centre to utilize CCTV cameras as an investigative tool,” said MacCulloch.

“Niagara has not been immune to the increase of gun violence that we have seen in other communities, and we welcome this opportunity to work collaboratively with our local municipalities to address these concerning incidents within our region.  This additional funding from the Ontario government allows us to expand the existing network, making our community safer for both residents and visitors to Niagara.”

The funding was delivered through the Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program and can be used to replace outdated equipment, expand or enhance current technology, and install new or additional CCTV surveillance cameras.

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff noted, “Our government is working hard to support local police services and frontline officers in their efforts to prevent crime and hold offenders accountable. Families in Niagara need to feel safe in their local communities as they work, learn, and travel throughout the region.”

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